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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Nephrology (Overview)

Nephrology is a specialty in medicine that focuses on studying the function and diseases of the kidney.


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What is nephrology?

What is nephrology?

Latin word: Neph= kidney and study of kidney and its diseases is nephrology ...Read more

Dr. Leila Hashemi
257 Doctors shared insights

Nephrology (Overview)

Nephrology is a specialty in medicine that focuses on studying the function and diseases of the kidney.


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What is a good site about nephrology?

What is a good site about nephrology?

Nephrology website: Www. Kidney. Org, www. Renal. Org, www. Kidneyfoundation. Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition of nephrology?

What is the definition of nephrology?

Kidney doctors.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Many causes: Hormone problems, sometimes related to infections, cancer, lung, heart or liver problems can cause the kidneys to retain extra water and dilute the sodium in the blood. Sometimes medications, or extreme drinking of water can lower sodium, too. Keep in mind that high sugar, cholesterol and protein levels can make the sodium seem low when it is really normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

This is pretty: Vague. If you are more specific we can try to provide helpful answers. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What is difference between nephrology and urology?

What is difference between nephrology and urology?

Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis). ...Read more

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What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

Nephrology center: Usually dialysis...Or medical treatment to avoid dialysis, . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

Study of the kidney.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

Follow up: Why did your creatinine increase? Need to know the cause. Ketobest sounds like a non prescription medication and of unclear value. Would suggest follow up and work up why kidney function abnormal ...Read more

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Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Some crossover: Urologists are surgeons.
Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the medical aspects of kidney diseases.
Both evaluate hematuria, kidney stones, kidney tumors.
Urologists address disease mostly through surgical procedures, nephrologists through medical manipulation. ...Read more

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3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

This is just: "a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common. And nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion)

Hope this helps and good luck!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Nephrology: Yes; excretion of urine and medications is extremely different depending on the severity of kidney disease, blood pressure, and age of the child. ...Read more

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Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

See your doctor: You did not say why you are nephrology patient are you getting dialysis what the nephrologist is doing to you
your pain could be from your stomach could be an ulcer if pain still there you need to see your doctor or go to the emergency room good luck salaam ...Read more

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I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

Nephrology: I would suggest seeing a nephrologist first and get a full work up if the kidneys are involved due to SLE. The nephrologist in most cases will determine if a urology input is needed. ...Read more